Language and Meaning of Flowers

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How your choice of wedding flowers can speak volumes

Wedding flowers don’t just look beautiful – the flowers you choose have real meaning too. In Victorian times, lovers sent each other flowers to convey different qualities and emotions. These associations were adopted for bride’s bouquets and some brides still use them today. You can see these meanings in the table below — try using them for inspiration when you come to choosing your wedding blooms.meaning of flowers

The language and meaning of flowers

bluebell everlasting love
carnation fascination
chrysanthemum truth
daffodil regard
daisy sharing/innocence
fern fascination
flowering almond hope
forget-me-not speaks for itself!
heather (white) luck
heliotrope devotion
honeysuckle generosity
ivy fidelity
iris flame
japonica loveliness
lemon blossom fidelity in love
lilac youthful innocence
lily purity/majesty
lily-of-the-valley return of happiness
mimosa sensitivity
myrtle love
orange blossom purity
peach blossom captive
rose (red) passion
rose (white) love and beauty
rose (pale pink) grace
rosemary remembrance
snowdrop hope
stephanotis exotic travel
sweet pea pleasure
tulip love
veronica fidelity
violet faithfulness

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